Best Workout Shirts for Men

The best of the best do it all: breathable, stylish, functional, and durable


June 7, 2021
The right workout shirt can make your exercise routine more comfortable. Unsplash

Remember when a T-shirt was something you occasionally wore on the outside, but mostly underneath clothes? In other words, remember undershirts? Cotton, with a tag in the back, draped on you like a curtain and not always so comfortable. They’ve definitely evolved and are better suited to life on the running track or at the gym. That’s why we call these workout shirts nowadays. Here are some we particularly like.

Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirts, Multipack

Touch all bases

These cotton-enriched shirts come in a great color assortment. Gildan Men’s Crew T-Shirts

This multipack crew set combines the best of both worlds. It’s tagless and a soft-touch undershirt made of 90-100 percent cotton. With a tubular rib collar that fits smoothly while making popping it on and off a breeze, this classic crew neck never loses its style. Wear it under your shirt, wear it even under your favorite polo, or it also looks good on its own. Cool Spire, its own brand of moisture-wicking, adds to its functionality, as you can use it for a run, a bike – really, any type of workout.

5 Pack: Men’s Dry-Fit Moisture Wicking Active Athletic Performance Crew T-Shirt

No sweat

This poly-spandex shirt repels moisture almost instantly. We love the cut on the neck too. Men’s Dry-Fit Moisture Wicking

Amazon’s multi-pack offering checks off a lot of boxes, beginning with its UPF 50+ UV protection – which comes in handy when that long walk, run, or bike ride starts to feel like a trip through the Sahara. The moisture-wicking fabric is soft on your skin and the athletic cut on the sleeves allows for a full range of motion. These shirts are 90/10 polyester-spandex, providing great moisture-wicking and a quick dry. These run a tad big, so don’t sweat ordering your true size.

Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Anti-odor technology

Innovation continues with this wick-acceleration improvement. Under Armour Men’s Tech 2.0

Under Armour is known for its proprietary UA tech fabric, which heralded a new era of wick-drying, cottony feeling shirts decades ago, and claimed its spot in this competitive marketplace. The Tech 2.0 product line follows in that tradition. It dries quickly, feels soft to the skin, and slips onto any body type for a complimentary fit. What’s been added is a new anti-odor technology that allows you to hang around for the festivities after an event without making others run for cover. And since it’s 100 percent polyester, you can order your true size with no fear of shrinkage.

4 Pack: Men's Dry-Fit Moisture Wicking Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt, UV Sun Protection Outdoor Active Athletic Crew Top

The long view

Its UPF 50+ UV rating provides full torso protection from the sun. Men’s Dry-Fit Moisture Wicking

Fair-skinned? Concerned about the lasting effects that your summer outdoor activities can have on your skin? Amazon’s 90 percent polyester, 10 percent spandex long-sleeve is a great response. Designed for comfort, it is made of moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric and has a cottony-soft feel on the skin. The sleeves fit without restriction, allowing for the same wide range of motion a short sleeve offers. Great for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding – any activity that requires prolonged exposure to the sun.

DEVOPS 3 Pack Men's Muscle Shirts Sleeveless Dri Fit Gym Workout Tank Top

Seeing is believing

The 100 percent soft-mesh polyester allows for quick moisture-wicking, and lets air in to cool you during a long run or bike ride. DEVOPS 3 Pack Men’s Muscle Shirts

You row, you curl, you do your chin-ups religiously. Show it off, why don’t you? In truth, DEVOPS pack of sleeveless shirts are built for go as much as for show. It also allows you to see your progress in the gym, invigorating workouts and allowing you to target muscle groups in your arm. You want to see that it’s working, right? DEVOPS understands that and delivers with this shirt.


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